When Being Overweight Is a Health Problem

When Being Overweight Is a Health Problem

Being overweight is more than just a “looks” problem. Being overweight increases a person’s risk of developing serious health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Other conditions that are linked to being overweight include joint problems, breathing problems, sleeping difficulty, mood swings and decreased energy levels. This just shows how being overweight can affect the quality of life of a person. When is a person overweight?When a person eats more calories than …

Traditional Methods of Counseling vs. Modern

Traditional Methods of Counseling vs. Modern

Some people are so used to dieting that they have already mastered their body’s response to weight loss programs. They are already aware of how their body would react if they resort to a particular type of diet regimen. They know the peak of their appetite as well as their trigger foods. But not everybody is that fortunate. There are those who have to struggle with poor self image and a low self-esteem simply because they cannot shed the extra pounds that they have on. People who are obese conti…

Physical Activity Can Reverse Effects of Obesity Gene

Physical Activity Can Reverse Effects of Obesity Gene

Obesity is one of the top preventable causes of death in the world. In the United States alone, obesity kills between 112,000 to 365,000 people every year. On the average, it reduces life expectancy by six to seven years. For people with severe obesity – those who have BMIs greater than 40, life expectancy is reduced by five years in women and about 20 years in men. As the health, economic, and social impacts of obesity increasingly become a global concern, many researchers in all corners of the…

Large People Have Problems With Self-Esteem

Large People Have Problems With Self-Esteem

The National Institutes of Health reports that about more than half of all adults in the United States are overweight. And about 20% – 40% American adults are trying to shed pounds at any given time. Thus it is not surprising that the diet industry rakes $40 billion annually.In this world where people are increasingly becoming more conscious about how they look, more and more large men and women resort to such means as diet, exercise, pills, and surgery to lose unwanted weight. But many of them …

Diet and Exercise Websites

Diet and Exercise Websites

Get information on diet and exercise from these diet and exercise websites.MyPyramid.gov Get information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on improving your health with interactive tools to create a better diet.American Heart Association Get information on keeping your heart healthy and your cholesterol down.FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Get information from the source of food and drug nutrition. American Obesity Association One of the Internet’s most comprehensive sites…

Health Risks of Obesity

Health Risks of Obesity

Obesity has become a major health concern in many countries. An overweight person is considered obese if the body mass index reaches 30, while an obese person is diagnosed as “morbidly obese” once BMI reaches 40 (or, in a few cases, “malignant obese” if BMI reaches 50). Being overweight also puts a person at risk against life-threatening diseases, which can be seen after 10 to 30 years of being obese.Here are what you should learn about the health risks involved in obesity.Abdominal obesity carr…